Question about Refrigerators
How can I tighten a loose handle on the side by side door of a Whirlpool Conquest? Been this way since installed
I was actually trying to find a solution to this problem myself though I'm pretty sure I already know the solution. Try this: grip the handle that's loose firmly and jerk it up. The handle should come up and the straight out to reveal the spring clip mechanism holding the handle on. Tighten the screws on this and then put the handle back on by pushing it towards the fridge and jerking it down. You make want to protect the fridge above and below were the handle attaches so you don't scratch the fridge door when pulling the handle on or off.
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
I called GE. They offered to send a repairman out and waive the service charge. The repairman came out the next morning and tightened all the "screws" which are a certain type that I have never heard of. Maybe we can go to Home Depot and get this special kind of screwdriver. It is not a hex screw driver but some other type that I don't recall the name.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
you should be able to pull straight up on the handle (with force) and it will come loose from the retaining screw. usually its just the retaining clip that comes loose from the door but sometimes you will have to replace the entire handle to repair the unit. if your not having any luck getting it off message me with a complete model number for your refrigerator and i will see if i can get you a little more detailed information. thx peyton
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
If the screws aren't obvious, they will be locater under a pop out plug on under a nameplate on the handle.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Removing the door gasket would probably reveal screws to separate both shells of the door - warning: door gaskets are expensive and may be hard to find on a fridge that old, so be gentle with it.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
Most door handles now are front repairable. I can't tell without the model number which style you have, but most units have an insert in the door handle. You have to pry this insert out, to get to the screws for the handle. Some handles actually clip on to the door by sliding the handle up or down to clip it on or off. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
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